RebeccaLee Profile - (19750856)

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Home Town: Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: May 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm here because I love to spoil my family and friends with good food!
My favorite things to cook
I'm not a very picky cook. I love to bake and saute most, and the foods vary. We especially enjoy cooking English, Scandinavian, and Asian foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
In Berks county, we've grown mostly with PA German food, which is pretty good, but sometimes lacks COLOR and diverse flavor. I also grew up on Mediterranean, typical American fare, and some English foods.
My cooking triumphs
Spiced pumpkin bread, pork and sauerkraut, some desserts, mead (a honey wine), homemade extracts, casseroles, and some traditional English dishes.
My cooking tragedies
Not always the best at making bread yet...often comes out too dense (perhaps letting it rise and rest longer). Also, need more experience with marinading...but mostly bread.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Moist Yellow Cake
This was a really good recipe, however it's a lot more like a sweet bread than a cake. The flavor and texture, as my husband put it, "is more like that of pumpkin bread, but with vanilla instead of pumpkin". We are still enjoying it...just leaving the icing out because the sweetness of the bread stands on its own. Despite this, I would recommend anyone give it a go..and I'll likely be using this recipe again...though I might add some poppy seeds in. :D

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Reviewed On: Jul. 19, 2012
Grandma's Moist Cake
The cake recipe was fairly good. I would recommend using 3 eggs instead of 4, however, because it comes out veeeeeery spongy in the too-much-egg-makes-the-cake-rubbery sort of way. The flavor was a little lacking, but an extra bit of vanilla extract helped that by a long shot.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 18, 2012
Cuban Midnight Sandwich
This was a good sandwich! We changed it up a little...I rubbed olive oil along the top half of the panini and sprinkled whole rosemary leaves for additional flavor. My husband also added horseradish to his mayo. We only used turkey ham, not turkey and ham, lol. Will be making again. Thank you!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 7, 2012
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